The Tantric Dance of Feminine Power®
Womb-Sourced Yoga of Feminine Wisdom™
Tantric Dance of Feminine Power® is a devotional subtle body practice
originated by Vajra Ma. It is a keenly focused, self-referred moving meditation
that circulates the life force throughout the nadis (subtle energy channels
of the body) and weaves the energies of the Womb, Heart and Third Eye.
It is a spontaneous practice that is experienced only by direct, subtle
communion with the innate intelligence and powers of the body. Spontaneity
manifests a precision and profundity of experience that far surpasses that
of technique, especially when rooted in subtle energetic awareness and
The Dance is based
in profound Pleasure. Though trivialized, distorted and profaned in the
modern world, in reality Pleasure is a central mystery of authentic power
and spiritual knowedge. It is inseparable from Shakti, the Cosmic Feminine
Creative Force. Pleasure is a sacred gift from the Divine Mother.
The Tantric Dance
of Feminine Power is a continual moving stream of asanas imbued with knowledge,
pleasure and power; a flowing infinity of shapes, subtle sensations, feelings,
emotions and movement. In the Dance our full-body, multivalent, spherical
awareness unfolds naturally. A river does not think where it will go, it
feels what is present--rocks, earth, soil, cliffs, valleys, plants and
trees…and moves responsively. We dance the river of our devotion and desire.
It flows through us until we become the very Ocean of Bliss.
This practice is
not neo-tantra. It has no affinity with neo-tantra’s focus on sexual techniques.
The Tantric Dance of Feminine Power is a devotional practice danced for
the benefit of self and all beings. It is approached in utter surrender,
humility and reverence. Its affinity is with the inner source of tantric
mysticism, the female wisdom that shaped the original, authentic practices
Though called "dance",
The Tantric Dance of Feminine Power is not just dance. It moves fluidly--just
as Woman’s spherical consciousness does--across the artificial divisions
between dance, movement, meditation and yoga. Between stillness and motion.
Between bhakti, deity, jnana and hatha yoga. It is yoga, dance, prayer,
worship, a healing modality, moving meditation and the essence of still
meditation. It is tantric yoga and contains the yoga of emotion. It manifests
magical workings, shamanic journeying, karmic unfoldings, animal powers,
the opening of the Heart, healing transmissions and spiritual empowerments.
The highest wisdom teachings come through The Dance. It has revealed itself
as an authentic Dakini practice:
In 2003, while
I was meditating at my altar to the Goddess Kali-Ma, She whispered in my
is the Yoga of Shakti."
She imprinted into
my heart the realization that this practice which had come through me goes
beyond its foundational components. It includes its living matrix of powers,
phenomena and transmissions.
Kali Ma impressed
upon me that it is this full matrix of manifested powers, phenomena
and transmissions that defines The Tantric Dance of Feminine Power as The
Yoga of Shakti.
Through The Tantric
Dance of Feminine Power, the dancer increases her sensitivity to subtle
energies, learns how to absorb them as they intensify, rather than dissipate
them, leading to an ever increasing capacity to receive, generate and absorb
higher frequencies in the body. "Frequency" is no poetic expression but
a concrete, tangible phenomenon. At the higher frequencies, The Tantric
Dance is the literal living embodiment of deity. The Tantric Dance of Feminine
Power is danced for the benefit of self, witness and all beings.
of the Ancient Future Sisterhood is a Priestesshood and a Mystery School
since 1989, integrating Goddess knowledge, feminist consciousness
and subtle body energies. The Tantric Dance
of Feminine Power® is the core of our
work, a devotional practice, a form of worship, a prayer. It connects us
with the source of yoga: the dance of the Dakinis, the carriers and catalysts
of wisdom and enlightenment. It has revealed itself to be an authentic
yoga, a spiritual treasure that has emerged from the inherent intelligence
and power of woman’s body. Over the years it has proven to be a vehicle
excellence of woman’s empowerment and awakening. The spontaneity of
this practice demands a mental focus, sensate awareness and emotional courage
far beyond the requirements of codified steps and technique. The results,
likewise, far surpass those gained by technique. This is the Yoga of Shakti,
a spontaneous, feminine moving yoga that can only be discovered by direct
communion with the deep, innate intelligence of one’s own body. It avails
us of an unusually rapid path of personal evolution. What you can learn
in a single Dance experience might take weeks, months or even years of
study without the Dance.
|With this rapidity
and depth comes great challenge. You must be ready to hold power and bear
the responsibility that comes with it.
|The various attributes
that The Dance fosters transfer into all aspects of life — relationships,
other movement modalities, healing skills, ritual and magical skills, intuition,
our emotional and physical health. The capacity to understand the deep,
mystical teachings from various traditions is rapidly developed and expanded
through the direct spiritual experiences of The Tantric Dance.
Dance engages all the bodies—physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
We embrace emotions (not to be confused with sentimentality) and pleasure
as intelligent carriers of knowledge and information.
|The Tantric Dance
of Feminine Power opens the Womb and the Heart and merges their energies,
giving birth to Feminine Wisdom.
happens in Class?
it is a spontaneous practice, there is no technique, no "steps" to teach
nor to practice. And yet it is a dance form. The dancer is guided to discover
this form through her, or his, own direct experience. Feelings, emotional
and physical, create the movement. Being present, moment to moment in a
seamless interweaving of feeling and movement, present to our deepest longings
for the Divine, opens us to higher frequencies and makes the Dance rapidly
invoke the Goddess, for The Dance cannot be transmitted except through
the living presence of the Great Goddess. Through The Dance women
(and men) cultivate the capacity to embody the living presence of female
deity in Her compassionate, wrathful and erotic powers. We embody more
and more fully the creative essence of the Goddess and our female shamanic
includes guidance in the crucial elements that make this moving meditation
unique, including receptivity, refinement of movement and sensate awareness,
and absorbing the energy. These elements are the simple but demanding requirements
to raising the frequency that is held by the dancer. This intense moving
yoga thus gives us access to spiritual knowledge encoded in the frequencies
of our DNA.
a loving and supportive environment you are guided through movement journeys
that provide imagery, sound, breath and movement to sensitize and increase
your awareness of subtle inner sensation. Fluid, serpentine movement through
hips, belly and spine entrain our DreamMind, Womb and Heart into harmonious,
synergistic wave patterns that awaken the body's innate knowledge.
may also include witnessed dancing. Witnessing leads to an intensified
experience of dancer and witnesses.
guide/teacher gives each dancer verbal feedback that helps her to progress
in the Dance. Most importantly, the guide/teacher holds a space of resonance
that amplifies each woman’s experience. That is, the Dance is taught primarily
through transmission, the factor of resonance.
higher, more subtle the frequency we hold in our body, the more spiritual
information/knowledge we receive. The deeper our devotion, the more wisdom
do not need to cognitively understand the knowledge that is transmitted.
The Dance touches us at levels far beyond words. We may experience pure
transmissions and awakenings of sensation, pleasure and energy. These might
"download" and integrate into our body and psyche in minutes, hours, or
days in the form of spiritual understanding, creative ideas, guidance,
words, images, physical healing, emotional clearing, joy and a greater
capacity to act with power, creativity and devotion in our daily life.
Dance is prayer and the answer to the prayer.
The Tantric Dance
of Feminine Power™ is originated by Vajra Ma.
It is the core
work of Woman Mysteries of the Ancient Future Sisterhood, a Mystery School
and Priestess lineage. It has become the source work for many ‘tantric
dance’ derivatives, primarily in Southern Oregon and Southern California,
but also across the U.S.
For more on the
history of The Tantric Dance of Feminine Power,
see other articles
on this website.
If you would like to produce a workshop, please
Tantric Dance of Feminine Power®
Teachings through Movement Journeys
Vajra Ma & Wolfgang
Be advised: This workshop is not
neo-tantra and has no affinity with neo-tantra’s misguided focus
on sexual techniques (ejaculation
control, extended orgasms, etc).
Know that all of
Nature is but a magic theater,
that the great Mother is the master magician,
and that this whole world is peopled by her many
~ Upanishads ~
The Tantric Dance
of Feminine Power cultivates Presence between partners, presence imbued
with mutual respect and humility, in a context of devotion to the Great
The Dance gives the
couple a vehicle through which they may refine their spiritual, emotional
and physical relationship. It produces a mirror of the relationship on
all levels--spiritual, mental, emotional and physical. The Dance reveals
the dynamics in the relationship that need adjusting or refining and the
dynamics that are already good and desireable in their relationship. Equally,
it provides an exquisite vehicle through which they can then adjust, refine,
amplify and cultivate those dynamics.
Some of the exercises
in the workshop are done individually and some in tandem between the partners.
The workshop does not include physical contact. Contact is through the
resonance of the subtle bodies and the auric fields. The subtle sensate
awareness and refined movement generated through The Tantric Dance of Feminine
Power does transfer
naturally and directly into more refined, deeply felt love-making, but
exploring this in physical union is a private practice for the couple
in their own time and place.
Each partner, individually
and in tandem, has the opportuniy to cultivate presence and subtle body
resonance between them, in the context of devotional intention. It is the
quality of consciousness that determines the quality of physical union.
Conscsiouness determines whether physical union is a spiritual experience.
The Dance is a moving
meditation that cultivates, circulates and integrates the sexual and heart
fires. As these two alchemically mingle, the power of the sexual fire fuels
the heart while the power of the heart refines and raises the frequencies
of the sexual fire. In the Dance we approach all the body's energies with
humility and reverence. We develop the skill to hold this high voltage
mix with increasing subtlety. The exquisite interplay between the stimulus
of subtle sensation and the response of refined movement creates deeper
and deeper states of pleasure. As this interplay becomes more and more
subtle and as the pleasure is
offered from the heart in devotion, power condenses, the bodily
frequencies heighten and the innate spiritual knowledge of the body awakens.
We have direct epiphanies of the Goddess in Her many forms and powers.
The Tantric Dance of Feminine Power is a yogic practice of the Knowledge,
Beauty and Power of the Great Goddess.
You do not need to be
a dancer of any skill. But you must be ready for accelerated growth to
participate in this workshop. Working at this level will influence every
facet of your life; shed a light onto your fears and shadows; reveal imbalances
in body, mind and relationships that may need healing; create opportunities
for your gifts to unfold into the world and challenge you to seize these
opportunities. Jai Ma!
work is based in the power of Woman.
sourced spirituality is womb sourced spirituality.
is disconnection, isolation, and alienation from this source which allows
the world's suffering, violence, and hatred. This recognition moves us
out of the distortions of both, world-negating asceticism and commercial
. . .
Mysteries of the Ancient Future Sisterhood is a mystery school that catalyzes
accelerated personal evolution through spiritual embodiment work.
Our unique synthesis of healing and self empowerment modalities, once available
exclusively to women (since 1989) is now available to men.
work is deeply internal. It begins wherever you are today and takes you
deeper into yourSelf. Thus, the work will benefit long-term Tantric practitioners
and teachers as well as those at more beginning levels. It will benefit
movement and yoga instructors, bodyworkers and healers.
we enter into the spherical universe, into the marvelous sinuousness of
the total being of woman, we regain the suppleness of the newborn, joyous
spontaneity, unprogrammed pleasure, slowness, the dawning of life in our
organs, our skin, our gaze, our movements, our loving acts."
Odier in Desire